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Old 19 April 2015, 09:47   #31
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Hi again guys..I guess I was a bit over enthusiastic when I said a roller was around the size of a tin of beans when deflated..its actually about two times larger than a small tin of pea and ham soup. I could tie it tighter but left it loose so you can see it has a decent wide opening for blowing it up. A standard connector from the sib hand pump fits it perfectly. So it doesn’t take long to inflate or deflate.

Thanks for showing your places for SIBBing too. Far different from my places.

Im a bit of a loner and prefere peace and quiet.. that many people around me..and I would feel claustrophobic ? I guess the solitude of my places could worry some though ? We are all different ....

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Old 28 April 2015, 03:19   #32
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Inflatable boat rollers.

Just had a thought which may have already been covered on this ever expanding thread!
I have the same issue with transom wheels & mounting an aux.
what I have to do is get boat in water, remove wheel & mount engine. Bit of a pain at the moment as I have fold down wheels but have added wing nuts to make the removal tool less. I'm not a fan of these wheels as they are somewhat rickety so will be getting some properly removable zodiac ones when funds allow. Either chuck them in the boat if you are recovering elsewhere or do as I do and leave them in the van / car.
I realise they are more expensive but they are certainly my preferred method
Just food for thought!
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Old 28 April 2015, 14:28   #33
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All a good read, thanks guys. Gurnard, what rod holders are they? How have you fixed them?
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Just my tuppence worth.....
I love my transom wheels and use them on my bigger Sib - 3.5 m aluminium floored Honwave .
Having acquired a 2.6m Slat Floor Seago Eco I thot I might as well use them on that too.
Bought some 40mm aluminium u section to mount the Honwave transom wheels onto the little Seago.
I dry launch the Honwave off my trailer so the Transom wheels are a must.
I use a metal pole looped through the towing eyes of the Honwave to pull it along like a cart horse too and from the water, then I let the trailer winch do the hard retrieving bit.
The weather has been rotten so I blew the Seago up in the living room today..... cut and drilled the aluminium u section in the garage then mounted it to the Seago transom.
I've purchased some m10 stainless bolts and intend to use them to mount a 2 inch pine board to the inside of the transom which will bolt in and out quick time with stainless butterfly bolts.
I intend to carry a light weight 2 - 3 hp 2 Stroke aux on the quick release transom extension .
Some pics to illustrate what I'm babbling about.

I use the factory supplied eye bolts on the Honwave to anchor rod holders etc.
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Old 28 April 2015, 19:32   #35
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I'll keep plugging away with my transom wheels as long as my back holds out.
Sibs are very flexible little boats whether they are launched from a bag, transom wheels, inflatable rollers or a trailer.
I can see me purchasing some inflatable rollers in the not too distant future tho lol!
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Old 28 April 2015, 19:56   #36
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Spot the deliberate mistake in the sketch posted above ho ho ho!
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Old 29 April 2015, 03:45   #37
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Nice mods kaman, can you give us some more shots of how you mount your aux? I've got the honwave wheels on my prowave (honwave clone) and when they're up they are angled outwards so although I don't think I could use your exact setup I could probably do something similar...

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Thanks for the deflated roller image Gurnard. Might think of a couple for just in case use. Up your way for 2wks in the summer and you never know they might get us out of a hole visiting relatively deserted areas. Not an issue for the holiday base though as we've deliberately chosen a place across the road from an all states of the tide slip with pontoon.
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My Honwave ones are slightly different, I also added a 4" handle so that I can handle them easier.
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My Honwave ones are slightly different, I also added a 4" handle so that I can handle them easier.
No way! I've got those exact transom wheels and been getting cold hands for the last 5yrs! Not nice in the winter. I d been trying to think of bits of elastic but your handle idea is great. Is it hard to weld on? Does it weaken them at all?

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